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Day of Photonics 2016

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Dario Pilori, treasurer of the OSA Student Chapter Torino will present the chapter activities at the upcoming Day of Photonics on Oct. 20th at Politecnico di Torino.

The description of the event follows:

Photonics: triggering innovation and impact on society

Politecnico di Torino, Aula 2T, 20th October 2016,

  • ore 16:00 – 18:00
  • Aperitive following at ISMB


  • Roberto Gaudino, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Politecnico di Torino
  • Daniel Milanese, Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Politecnico di Torino

Why the Day of Photonics

The International Event “Day of Photonics” (http://day-of-photonics.org/) is designed to provide awareness for the multiple applications of Photonics in our society.

The event will take place at Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Superiore “Mario Boella” on 20th October 2016 and is intended for everyone. It will present the state of the art of photonics, with a special focus on our regional landscape (Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta), where several research centres and companies are active in the field. The ambition is to foster collaboration among everyone, contribute to develop new ideas, research projects, opportunities for technology transfer and perspectives for employments of students of Politecnico di Torino.

PHOTONICS is a powerful tool, with numerous applications ranging from the transmission of enormous quantities of high speed data to sensing microscopic vibrations and deformations of structures, from high quality materials processing to early diagnosis of diseases. Impact on society has been tremendous: Internet would not exist without optical and photonic technologies, and every day we use photonic technologies, during work, shopping and other leisure activities.

In parallel the brand new OSA Polito Student Chapter will be presented (Optical Society of America, https://osachapter.polito.it/about/), with the possibility for students to get to know the activities and join it.

Finally an aperitive will be offered to all attendees at the Photonlab premises.

Event details


20th October 2016 Aula 2T, 16:00 – 18:00, the language of the event will be Italian.


  • Welcome to Politecnico di Torino

    • Greetings from the Institution, Politecnico di Torino

    • Andrea Bianco, Director of Dipartimento Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Politecnico di Torino

  • Marco Scaccabarozzi, TIM – “Photonics as an accelerator within the digital innovation”

  • Marco Genovese, INRIM – “State of the art of quantum cryptography”

  • Joao Sousa, DATALOGIC S.p.A. – “Marking, sensing and tracing with photonics at Factory Automation”
  • Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino – “Photonics at Politecnico di Torino”

  • Dario Pilori, PhD student, “Presentantion of the OSA (Optical Society of America) Student Chapter@polito”

  • Silvio Abrate, ISMB, “The Photonlab initiative between POLITO and ISMB”

  • Roberta Ramponi, executive Board of Photonics 21 and president CO.RI.FI. – “The European roadmap of Photonics”